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Did freud invent the term a defense mechanism?

Did freud invent the term a defense mechanism?

Yes: Anna!: In "the ego and the mechanisms of defense, " sigmund freud's daughter anna outlined the defenses. She also showed how they hide from you the anxiety of confronting your weaknesses. ...Read more

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Defense Mechanism (Definition)

In freudian psychoanalytic theory, defence mechanisms (or defense mechanisms) are psychological strategies brought into play by the unconscious mind to manipulate, deny, or distort reality (through processes including, but not limited to, repression, identification, or rationalization), and to maintain a socially ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: defense mechanism?

What is the definition or description of: defense mechanism?

See below: In freudian psychoanalytic theory, defence mechanisms (or defense mechanisms) are psychological strategies brought into play by the unconscious mind to manipulate, deny, or distort reality (through processes including, but not limited to, repression, identification, or rationalization), and to maintain a socially acceptable self-image or self-schema. ...Read more

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I feel as if my anxiety has turn in some sort of defense mechanism to fearlessness. I am very intense now, I wonder how to calm down now.

I feel as if my anxiety has turn in some sort of defense mechanism to fearlessness.  I am very intense now, I wonder how to  calm down now.

Med side effects?: Part of your anxiety and intensity may be from a side effect caused by both Haldol and Fanapt (iloperidone) which is a motor restlessness. Some people pace, "can't sit still," need to keep moving and can appear agitated. Please review with prescribing doctor and ask what to do. It's very helpful also to talk about your anxiety with a therapist for ways to cope. I hope this helps and you feel better. ...Read more

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Does the body have a defense mechanism against wounds?

Does the body have a defense mechanism against wounds?

An amazing system: As dr. Berg said, our body's defense mechanism against wounds is amazing. It is truly extraordinary and exceptionally effective. If we didn't have such an effective system, wounds would never heal and everyone would die from infection. ...Read more

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Do you think substance abuse can be defense mechanism ?

Yes, but a poor one: Many if not most people with substance abuse come from dysfunctional families & suffer from anxiety &/or depression. Many are very sensitive souls.They use substances as a way to escape, emotionally numb themselves & self-medicate.Unfortunately, substance abuse not only fails to solve their problems but adds to them.Counseling, appropriate medications/herbs/supplements & meditation will help more. ...Read more

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Is a fever a defense mechanism for the human body. What will happen if a fever is allowed to run high?

Is a fever a defense mechanism for the human body. What will happen if a fever is allowed to run high?

Yes: Many feel that fever is beneficial, although unproven. Fevers of 105 and above have the potential to damage brain tissue, or can compromise the cardiovascular system in patients who have underlying cardiac issues. ...Read more

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Whenever I try to vent to my parents they get mad and invalidate my depressed feelings. Is this a defense mechanism so they don't have to deal w/ it?

Whenever I try to vent to my parents they get mad and invalidate my depressed feelings. Is this a defense mechanism so they don't have to deal w/ it?

It could be ...: Whatever it is though, I know it can be frustrating. I would try to focus less on what it means to them and more on how you can deal with it. You might try telling them about how you feel when you share things with them. It has probably been this way a long time and I wouldn't expect things to change overnight. Things might not change at all, despite your best efforts. ...Read more

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What are psychological defense mechanisms?

Avoid Pain: They are unconscious ways of defending your ego or psyche from painful situations or revelations. ...Read more

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When did freud fall out of favor?

When did freud fall out of favor?

Not really out: Once, the only psychological treatment was psychoanalysis. Many of freud's students then formed their own approaches, some prominent today (jung) others long gone (rank). But out of the original psychoanalytic movement emerged most of the psychological therapies we know today, in addition to psychoanalysis proper. So classical freudian treatment slowly became a minority approach. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of a control mechanism?

Control mechanism: A regulatory mechanism for physiological functions in which there is responsive action to feedback. ...Read more

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Would faking being happy trigger the chemical mechanisms for happiness?

Would faking being happy trigger the chemical mechanisms for happiness?

No: In fact, it is likely to have an anxiety provoking effect. If you feel the need to fake happiness, then you should see a psychologist and explore why happiness naturally eludes you. Happiness may be less important than meaning and purpose in life. Some say that happiness is getting and meaning and purpose is giving. Don't chase happiness but do look for satisfaction in life. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which people become allergic to insects and flies?

What is the mechanism by which people become allergic to insects and flies?

Insect allergy: This just happens and there is no good predictor for it, it is more common in people who already have environmental allergies. ...Read more

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What are the three hemostatic mechanisms that normally occur in a healthy person?

What are the three hemostatic mechanisms that normally occur in a healthy person?

Some ideas...: Hemostasis has three mechanisms: 1) vasoconstriction, 2) a platelet plug, and 3) blood coagulation, or formation of a clot that seals the break until tissues are repaired. ...Read more

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Can you explain the mechanism fever ?

Can you explain the mechanism fever ?

Yes I can :): Fever results from a chemical cascade in response to a pyrogen. Infection causes the release of pyrogens which in turn cause the body to produce a chemical called prostaglandin e2 (pge2). Pge2 then stimulates a special part of our brain's hypothalamous called the pre-optic area (poa). The poa then integrates this information and sends a signal to our autonomic nervous system to create heat. ...Read more

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What is the oxaliplatin mechanism..How?

What is the oxaliplatin mechanism..How?

DNA replication: It forms dna adducts that block dna replication and transcription, resulting in cell death in actively dividing cells. It forms bulkier platinum-dna adducts that may be more difficult to repair. Journal of clinical oncology vol 20, no 7 (april 1), 2002. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Oxaliplatin mechanism..How does it work?

Oxaliplatin mechanism..How does it work?

Platinum analog: Is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body. It is a platinum derivative. It binds to dna forming cross-links which inhibit dna replication and transcription, resulting in cell death. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about endocrine mechanisms?

Can you tell me about endocrine mechanisms?

Ha!: Hi. In 400 characters?!?! NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! If you want to refine your question and re-ask, go for it! To your health! ...Read more

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Hello.What is the mechanism of alemtuzumab?!

Antibody: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is directed against a specific b- lymphocyte ( a type of white blood cells) receptor called cd-52 and used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia . All patients receiving this drug should get prophylactic antivirals and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of action of goserelin ?

What is the mechanism of action of goserelin ?

It and Lupron (leuprolide): Act in a complex hypothalamic/pituitary axis way, to turn of lh that stimulates testis to produce testosterone, which gives libido but also acts as jet fuel to stimulate pros ca growth. Flutamide/bicalutamide block cell receptors to the testosterone stimulation. ...Read more

Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more